MADISON (WKOW) -- The U.S. Department of Justice (USDOJ) on Saturday announced the arrest of Arain Gutierrez, AKA Ivan Mateo-Lozenzo, after a two-and-a-half year investigation by U.S. Marshals, Madison Police and the Dane County District Attorney's Office.
Gutierrez is charged with the April 28th, 2010 shooting death of 19-year-old Antonio Perez in the parking lot at Webcrafters on Fordem Avenue in Madison.
Three suspects were immediately arrested but police said two others, Gutierrez and Billy Wenner-Say, fled the Madison area.
U.S. Marshals and Madison Police believed both went to their home countries, Gutierrez to Mexico and Wenner-Say to Guatemala.
The USDOJ says U.S. Marshals in Madison and San Diego, along with Madison Police, worked together to try and find the two suspects, and within the last six months believed they had found Gutierrez in Cancun, Mexico.
The Dane County District Attorney's Office is credited with providing the necessary legal support for an international arrest warrant for Gutierrez.
On December 28th, Mexican authorities arrested Gutierrez.
In the statement from the USDOJ the Madison Police Department is credited with releasing the following statement:
"This type of senseless gang violence will not be tolerated in the City of Madison, and for more than 2 1/2 years the Madison Police Department has been working diligently and cooperatively with the U.S. Marshals Service, and the Dane County District Attorney, to make sure this fugitive did not escape justice. This case demonstrates, again, the strong relationship that exists between the MPD and U.S. Marshals."
Gutierrez will be transported to Mexico City, where he will await extradition.